The Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility began in fall 2005 as a result of a gift from Ms. Mignon C. Smith.  Concerned about what she perceived to be an increasing lack of ethics in business and public affairs, Ms. Smith sought to establish a university-based ethics program that would support the study of ethics and develop projects to nurture social responsibility and reflective, thoughtful citizenship. Under the leadership of former UA President Robert E. Witt, former Provost Judy Bonner, and with the help of an interdisciplinary group of UA faculty, this vision became the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility.

Read more about Ms. Mignon C. Smith’s generous gift to ethical development at UA here.